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2007 Chevy Tahoe 5,3 L V8 60,000 miles. Where is the oil pressure

Customer Question

2007 Chevy Tahoe 5,3 L V8 60,000 miles. Where is the oil pressure sending unit located? I am stranded with no tools but can check the guage by disconnecting the sensor. If guage is ok, I have no way to check the sending unit, but need to drive the car to get home!!! Problem has been happening about every 3 months or so and normally corrects itself at some point!!! I wan to know "What do I do on Sunday, on the side of the road without tools, to try to determine if I have bad sensor, or NO oil pressure WITHOUT TOOLS?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 years ago.


the sensor is at the rear of the engine....if you are not sure if you have a bad sender,,please have it towed,,,,not haveing oil presure can destroy the engine..sorry


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Component Locations

At the rear of the engine on the left side of center

Service and Repair
  • Tools Required
  • J41712 Oil Pressure Sensor Socket

Removal Procedure


  1. Remove the engine sight shield. Refer to Engine Sight Shield Replacement. Important: Clean the area around the sensor before removal. Do not allow debris to enter the engine.
  2. Disconnect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
  3. Remove the oil pressure sensor using the J41712 or equivalent.

Installation Procedure

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

  1. Apply sealant GM P/N 12346004 or equivalent to the threads of the oil pressure sensor.



  1. Use the J41712 or equivalent in order to install the oil pressure sensor. Tighten the oil pressure sensor to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  2. Connect the oil pressure sensor electrical connector.
  3. Install the engine sight shield. Refer to Engine Sight Shield Replacement.
  4. Check and adjust engine oil level (if required).